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Bbc Radio - Notable Historical Events

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Bbc Radio - Historical Events
Date Event
1922-12-23

BBC Radio began daily newscasts

1940-05-24

Dutch Queen Wilhelmina speaks on BBC radio

1949-07-29

BBC radio begins broadcasting

1955-09-22

(ITV) Commercial TV begins in UK; meanwhile on BBC radio Grace Archer is killed in a barn fire on Brookfield Farm - the BBC denied that this was a spoiler!

1962-03-07

Beatles made their broadcasting debut on BBC radio

1963-06-04

1st transmission of "Pop Go the Beatles" on BBC radio

1969-04-25

5,400th & last episode of BBC Radio serial "The Dales" (formerly "Mrs Dale's Diary" )

1978-03-08

The first-ever radio episode of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams, is transmitted on BBC Radio 4.

1985-09-18

BBC Radio reports prime # 2^216091-1 found in Houston

1994-03-28

BBC Radio Five Live broadcasts for first time in United Kingdom

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Bbc Radio - Birthdays
Date Event
1912-06-24

Brian Johnston, cricketer (BBC radio commentator & cake connoisseur)

1936-08-01

Laurie Taylor, Liverpool, English sociologist and broadcaster (BBC Radio 4)

1951-02-23

Nicholas Kenyon, controller (BBC Radio 3)

Bbc Radio - Deaths
Date Event
1994-01-05

Brian Johnston, cricketer (BBC radio commentator for 40 yrs), dies

1997-09-06

P. H. Newby, British author and BBC radio director (b. 1918)

2015-11-03

Peter Donaldson dead: BBC Radio 4 newsreader dies aged 70

2016-03-17

Cliff Michelmore: BBC radio and TV broadcaster dies aged 96

2017-01-03

Former BBC radio presenter Brian Widlake dies aged 85

2017-02-06

BBC Radio 4 newsreader Howard Philpott dies aged 63 after cancer battle

2017-02-21

BBC Radio 4 presenter Steve Hewlett dies aged 58 after cancer battle


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